pop!OP: Be A Design Star!


Do you think you have what it takes to host your own series on HGTV? Would you love the challenge of competing in a design-based reality show? Here's your chance to be on Design Star! While this is one of those shows I would love to be on something tells me that it is best if I just pass the opportunity to you. Good luck designers!

“HGTV’s Design Star: Season 5” Now Casting

HGTV and Mark Burnett Productions are seeking a new crop of interior designers/decorators, design enthusiasts, architects and artists to compete in a series of difficult design-based challenges to win their own show on HGTV.

Auditions for the fifth season of Design Star will be held in New York City on Saturday, January 16, at Shetler Studios, 244 W. 54th St, 12th floor New York, NY 10019 from 10:00am- 4:00pm.

**Be advised that security may check your bag before entering an open casting call and we are not responsible for your parking or transportation at the open calls.

Don't Miss Our Open Calls

This is your opportunity to meet face to face with the Design Star casting teams. Be advised that security may check your bag before entering an open casting call and we are not responsible for your parking or transportation at the open calls.
The Beverly Garland Holiday Inn
4222 Vineland Ave.
North Hollywood, CA 91602
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Shetler Studios
244 West 54th Street, 12th floor
between Broadway & 8th Avenue 
New York, NY 10019
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Click HERE for more details from HGTV!

pop!REVIEW: Corinne Bailey Rae at Hiro

Giant Step Presents An Intimate Evening with Corinne Bailey Rae
Hiro Ballroom - NY, NY

Let’s go back, circa 2006, when I was haunted by a song and words that felt like my very own - frustrated and in love. That’s what “Like a Star” did for me and ever since that moment I’ve been a big fan of Ms. Rae. Unlike most, I was never one to play “Put Your Record On” and instead chose to steadily repeat the songs on her album which reminded me of the feelings of love both good and bad such as “Till it Happens to you”, “Breathless” and “Young & Foolish.”
Monday I had the opportunity to see Corinne Bailey Rae live at an intimate concert at Hiro Ballroom. While this was not my first time seeing her in action it was very much a different and wonderful experience. Corinne’s performance felt like I was prying into a window, sneaking a peak into her private room where she was singing her most intimate thoughts and feelings. She sings with her eyes closed as if she herself were imagining herself perform. She then, every so often, makes flirtatious eye contact with you as to say “I see you looking at me.” For a moment you feel as if you’ve just been caught, but she smiles gently as to say “it’s ok.”  I think I’m blushing and crushing all over again.
She and her band treated us to a live performance of her entire new album “The Sea” and a few of her oldies, but goodies. The album, thankfully, is a bit more mature and bit grittier. Considering her sound is sweet and whimsical, you know the type you would skip to, it would not be a huge jump for the 1st time listener, but for me a very good sophomore return. You can tell that she has grown and with the tragic death of her husband, much of the content is inspired by him. The show was being filmed for the public television series “Live From the Artists Den,” and due to technical difficulties they needed to rerecord “Paris Nights/New York Mornings” – can I say encore? Nonetheless, it was a wonderful night filled with my BF and the sweet Corinne Bailey Rae. A wonderful night indeed! For those like me who want the album LIKE NOW – sorry we have to wait until February 10, 2010 when the album is due to be released in the US. That is unless you get yourself a UK version which is set to be available on February 1st.
A big thanks to Giant Step for getting us access for the evening!

"Paper Dolls" The song that I am sure will get Fallon obsessed with the idea of getting a tambourine! lol

CBR performing "Love is on it's Way"
Photos: Joseph Bayot
Videos: sparkles61785 & DanceMrD via youtube